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English definition of “lay sth aside”

lay sth aside

phrasal verb with lay     /leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid)
to put something away or to stop using something: We laid it aside as a defective unit and installed a newer one.
to stop doing something, especially to stop thinking or talking about something: Laying aside healthcare for now, our main item on the agenda is unemployment .
to keep something, usually money , for use in the future : She's trying to lay something aside for her retirement .
(Definition of lay sth aside from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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